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A lovely bookstore

What a great way to spend a few hours in St. Paul! Here you find wooden floors, leather chairs and... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Kathleen T
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Terrific bookstore!

This is Garrison Keillor's place, and it shows: quirky, sharp, and fun. A booklover's paradise... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
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Nov 10, 2017
“A lovely bookstore”
Aug 14, 2017
“Terrific bookstore!”
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

What a great way to spend a few hours in St. Paul! Here you find wooden floors, leather chairs and a wonderful variety of books, along with friendly, informative staff. This bookstore has a large selection of poetry - a wonderful find. It was so...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

This is Garrison Keillor's place, and it shows: quirky, sharp, and fun. A booklover's paradise, Books are clustered in interesting ways, obviously reader-oriented. We had three grandchildren and their parents with us, and everyone found something of interest, easily. It was an expensive visit...and I...More

2  Thank babubenj
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Of course most everyone knows this bookstore is owned by a famous person. If you don't know who that is, you will have to ask. This bookstore is great! It has that homey atmosphere, unpretentious, not fancy. This is an old building and the hardwood...More

1  Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Of course we went here because it is known as Garrison Keilor's bookstore. It's just a little bookstore. The selection is small but clearly intentional. I found some wonderful books there that I might not have noticed in a larger chain store. There are a...More

1  Thank 08DesertRat
Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited the book shop before going to a Prairie Home Companion show At the Fitzgerald Theatre. The shop were set to host Billy Collins, the poet, after he performed at the show. Great book shop, great selection, and a great venue to promote the...More

Thank Triciaukus
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This bookstore was on our "must see" list of Twin Cities bookstores. Every time we visit the cities we try to find a bookstore we haven't been to before. Very knowledgable staff who were helpful in suggestions. I like the hand-written suggestions by staff that...More

2  Thank Amy L
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Garrison Keillor's bookstore is a great stop for any booklover. One of the best aspects of the shop is the staff reviews sprinkled throughout the store. Short reviews and recommendations from a great staff make choosing a book so much more fun. The selection is...More

2  Thank Melissa H
Reviewed August 20, 2012

My relatives are devotees of Garrison and so we went to his old bookstore location in an incredible old building which was fun to expore. We found out he moved it to a new commercial space which has much more traffic and probably a better...More

3  Thank Veni-vidi-vicidotcom
Reviewed May 23, 2012

New space on Snelling and Grand is great. Much bigger and brighter. Lots of events happening, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

1  Thank Jhoppe01
Reviewed November 11, 2011

Bookstores are heaven. This ones is perfect. The staff can really help, too. I have read some really interesting books because the staff recommended them!

1  Thank Mssweden
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